Category: Festivals

Father’s Day in Nepal

The Father’s Day in Nepal is different from that in the Western World. The Nepali calendar is Lunar calendar so, the festival doesn’t fall on the same day on the calendar. It is also called Kushe Aaunshi. The details of the festival is presented in the following video. On the Father’s Day people feed their

Happy Birthday Krishna

Today is Krishna Janmastami – the birthday of Lord Krishna. Krishna is a mythical character who is known as a multi-facade personality. A the character explained in Hindu epic ‘Mahabharat’ is a naughty child. He used to steal things from neighbors and steal milk and yogurt from his home and neighbors. He had a lovely

Rakshya Bandhan, Janai Purnima

On August 26, 2018 some people in Nepal wear ‘Janai’ – the sacred thread – hanging from the left shoulder. Other cut their hair and path to celebrate Janai Purnima or Rishi Tarpani or Raksha Bandhan. Most of the Hindu people wear a yellow thread – the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ thread – tied around the wrist

Harishayani Ekadashi – Tulasi Planting Day

Harishayani Ekadashi or Devashayani Ekadashi (हरिशयनी एकादशी / देवशयनी एकादशी) is a special Ekadashi in which Hindu people celebrate by worshiping God Vishnu (also called Hari). The day, Ekadashi, is a day day that comes every 15 days, and Harishayani Ekadashi is celebrated once every a year. According to legends, lord Vishnu goes the world

Who is Buddha ? Buddha Jayanti Festival

Today, May 10, 2017 is the birthday of Buddha – celebrated as “Buddha Jayanti” in Nepal. Budhha, originally named Sidhartha Gautam was born in about 543 BC in Kapilvastu of Nepal. He taught people of non-violence and love to each other. UNESCO has listed Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, as a world heritage site.